E.D. Simpson Owney tag

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Description
Owney was given this identification tag by E.D. Simpson of Running Water, South Dakota. The tag is dated 1893. There is no one by that name who worked for the Post Office Department during Owney’s lifetime, and no additional information that points to Mr. Simpson’s profession. The city of Running Water was served by the Chicago & Milwaukee Railway line.
Honoree
Owney, American, c. 1888 - 1897
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1893
Object number
0.052985.146
Topic
Popular Culture
Place
South Dakota
Medium
metal
Dimensions
Height x Width: 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. (1.91 x 3.81 cm)
National Postal Museum
Type
Seals, Symbols & Signage